Revue de presse du mardi 20 mars 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 20 MARS 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart continues to keep the electorate in suspense on the date for the next general elections. Stuart referred to his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) as a sleeping giant that is dangerous when awaken. He is also confident that he will clear all within his path when the date is called and is confident that his party will be victorious.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Caribbean News Now
An international citizenship by investment summit which will take place in St Kitts from 16-19 May 2018 is expected to bring together stakeholders from the Eastern Caribbean and the rest of the world. Heads of States and government officials from all five Caribbean citizenship by investment nations are also expected to attend.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
GeothermEX says their findings confirm the required temperature and flow necessary for a sustainable supply of geothermal energy on Nevis. The United States based company was contracted by the Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) to determine that status of the wells at Hamilton. The NREI describes the project as a difficult but a rewarding one.
The eighth World Water Forum, which is the world’s largest water related event, is taking place in Brazil from 19 to 23 March, during which former Minister for Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia, Dr James Fletcher, will speak on the challenges confronting the water sector in the Caribbean and the impacts that climate change is having on the sector.
St Lucia News Online
The first ever legally binding Regional Agreement which will seek to address issues relating to access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters, was endorsed by Saint Lucia. The Agreement has already been adopted by twenty-four Caribbean and Latin American countries. The preliminary document was prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).